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Sophie Thiel

Senior Associate

Sophie Thiel
English, French, German
Practice Group

Sophie Thiel focuses on complex domestic and international arbitration and litigation proceedings as well as alternative dispute resolution. She has over seven years of experience in advising and representing clients especially in corporate and commercial disputes such as post M&A issues, white collar crimes or general commercial disputes in the energy, construction, telecommunication, automotive and pharmaceuticals industries. 

Sophie is the former regional coordinator for the DIS 40 regional group of Munich. During her professional training Sophie gained experience in the Dispute Resolution and Corporate practice groups in our Frankfurt office as well as with a leading American law firm in Frankfurt and London. She grew up in Germany, France and the U.S. and spent several years in Dubai. She is fluent in German, English and French and has basic knowledge of Spanish and Arabic.

Representative experience

Representing a leading Asian high-tech company in an ICC-arbitration regarding a post M&A-dispute in connection with the acquisition of a business unit of Siemens.

DIS-arbitration regarding a post M&A dispute between a US-American private equity fund and a German pharmaceutical company

Ad hoc arbitrations regarding disputes arising out of joint venture agreements or shareholders agreements.

Arbitration according to the rules of the Hamburg chamber of commerce regarding claims and counterclaims resulting out of an EPC-contract for the construction of large scale refinery equipment between a large oil company and a German construction company.

Advising an international automotive supplier in an ICC arbitration in a dispute resulting from the early termination of a long term development and supply contract.

Advising and representing a global acting technology company before state courts in relation to cost and defense claims against an electricity transmission system operator arising out of two project agreements for the erection of a network connection for off-shore wind parks in the North Sea.

Education and admissions


  • University of Augsburg, 2001
  • University of Bonn, 2001


  • DIS
  • Arbitral Women
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